Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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RE[5]: Making progresses, but...
by bogomipz on Tue 11th May 2010 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Making progresses, but..."
bogomipz
Member since:
2005-07-11

"I'm fairly certain that someone released an input_server plugin to implement Alt-drag a few years back, but sadly I can't remember the name.

It seems to have been integrated (see previous pages in discussion), sadly someone thought that Ctl+Alt+Click was smarter in meantime...
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Yes, I completely agree. This should require a single modifier key only, it doesn't matter which modifier, but it needs to be only one key.

I dislike spatial browsing because of my love for big hierarchies in file storage, but it may be better in the long run.

For deep hierarchies, I'm sure you will love Tracker's right-click drill down. It just might make spatial browsing bearable for you ;)

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

For deep hierarchies, I'm sure you will love Tracker's right-click drill down. It just might make spatial browsing bearable for you ;)

Maybe ^^ Once Haiku reaches beta quality and handles USB pens + FAT filesystem and WPA encryption + Atheros chips, I'll try to install it on my hard drive, and do my everyday work using it + a 8 GB usb pen, in order to definitively decide if I like it or not. At the moment, in VBox, I can play with the OS and stress-test it a bit, but performance is not good enough for everyday use, which I need for a more in-depth usability test. Moreover, I need some OS development environment in order to play with my code (at the moment I use 2 custom GCC+binutils builds, one for i686 and one for x86_64, Kate as a C/C++/asm code editor, Bochs for testing purposes, and a bash-like command interpreter along with mtools and dd for repetitive task automation sake), and I don't know if I could set up one in Haiku easily.

Edited 2010-05-11 21:21 UTC

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Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you ever consider the problem might be you and your approach to Haiku?

Boot times if more than 15 seconds for Haiku suggests something is very wrong with YOUR setup. My system boots in less than 10 seconds off a hard-drive and less than 5 seconds off a SSD.
There are two working development systems available, what have you tried?

USB drives work fine for me. 2GB and 8GB models.
FAT partitions are R/W for me.
My Atheros chipset has been working since the start of February.
WPA encryption I have no need for.

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